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Rise in Sales of New Homes Surprises Economists

Rise in Sales of New Homes Surprises Economists

Despite the downward revisions, new home sales rose in the third quarter compared with the April-June period.
U.S. Economy Grew 2.9% in 3rd Quarter, Picking Up the Pace

U.S. Economy Grew 2.9% in 3rd Quarter, Picking Up the Pace

A tugboat followed a ship into the Port of Oakland in California in August. Better-than-expected exports and lower imports in September helped raise estimates for economic growth in the United States.
The Week Ahead: Anthem-Cigna Proposed Deal Goes to U.S. Federal Court

The Week Ahead: Anthem-Cigna Proposed Deal Goes to U.S. Federal Court

Shoppers at a J.C. Penney in Tyler, Tex., this month. The company’s stores will open at 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
Wilbur Ross, Billionaire Investor, Is Said to Be Trump’s Commerce Pick

Wilbur Ross, Billionaire Investor, Is Said to Be Trump’s Commerce Pick

Wilbur Ross met with President-elect Donald J. Trump at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., this week.
Wilbur Ross, Billionaire Investor, Is Said to Be Trump’s Commerce Pick

Wilbur Ross, Billionaire Investor, Is Said to Be Trump’s Commerce Pick

Wilbur Ross met with President-elect Donald J. Trump at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., this week.
‘Vulture’ or ‘Phoenix’? Wilbur Ross, Risk-Taker, Is Eyed for Commerce Post

‘Vulture’ or ‘Phoenix’? Wilbur Ross, Risk-Taker, Is Eyed for Commerce Post

Wilbur L. Ross arriving to meet with President-elect Donald J. Trump last weekend.
‘Vulture’ or ‘Phoenix’? Wilbur Ross, Risk-Taker, Is Eyed for Commerce Post

‘Vulture’ or ‘Phoenix’? Wilbur Ross, Risk-Taker, Is Eyed for Commerce Post

Wilbur L. Ross arriving to meet with President-elect Donald J. Trump last weekend.

U.S. Economy Grew at 3.2% Rate in 3rd Quarter

A previous estimate of gross domestic product had put the rate at 2.9 percent, but a revised report showed stronger consumer spending.
Trump’s Economic Cabinet Picks Signal Embrace of Wall St. Elite

Trump’s Economic Cabinet Picks Signal Embrace of Wall St. Elite

Steven Mnuchin, Donald J. Trump’s pick for Treasury secretary, has a Goldman Sachs pedigree and is a financier with a taste for high-risk, high-return wagers.
Fish Seek Cooler Waters, Leaving Some Fishermen’s Nets Empty

Fish Seek Cooler Waters, Leaving Some Fishermen’s Nets Empty

The fishing industry faces antiquated regulations that have been overtaken by climate change, as warming seas force a variety of fish to seek cooler and deeper waters.
Fish Seek Cooler Waters, Leaving Some Fishermen’s Nets Empty

Fish Seek Cooler Waters, Leaving Some Fishermen’s Nets Empty

The fishing industry faces antiquated regulations that have been overtaken by climate change, as warming seas force a variety of fish to seek cooler and deeper waters.
DealBook: Critics Say Trump Appointees Can Dodge a Huge Tax Bill. That’s Not the Case.

DealBook: Critics Say Trump Appointees Can Dodge a Huge Tax Bill. That’s Not the Case.

Clockwise from top left: Gary D. Cohn, President-elect Donald J. Trump’s choice to lead the National Economic Council; Rex W. Tillerson, the Secretary of State pick; Wilbur Ross, the Commerce
Commerce Pick Wilbur Ross to Divest at Least 80 Holdings

Commerce Pick Wilbur Ross to Divest at Least 80 Holdings

Wilbur L. Ross, a billionaire investor whom President-elect Donald J. Trump chose for commerce secretary, reached a divestiture agreement posted on Tuesday by the Federal Office of Government Ethics.
Wilbur Ross Vows to Push Trump’s Trade Agenda, Starting With Nafta

Wilbur Ross Vows to Push Trump’s Trade Agenda, Starting With Nafta

The billionaire investor and nominee for commerce secretary said at his confirmation hearing that “all aspects” of the trade agreement were on the table.
Trump’s Economic Vows May Be Harder to Hit After a Slow 2016

Trump’s Economic Vows May Be Harder to Hit After a Slow 2016

Container ships at the Oakland terminal in California.
I.M.F. to Talk of Greek Bailout, and Trump Will Meet Japan’s Leader on Trade

I.M.F. to Talk of Greek Bailout, and Trump Will Meet Japan’s Leader on Trade

Mario Draghi is the president of the European Central Bank.
Update: After Travel Ban, Interest in Trips to U.S. Declines

Update: After Travel Ban, Interest in Trips to U.S. Declines

Hiking the Grand Canyon, between Lees Ferry and Pipe Spring. Interest in visiting the United States has fallen, even after the president’s travel ban was lifted.
Billionaire Wilbur Ross Is Expected to Be Easily Confirmed as Trump Trade Czar Monday

Billionaire Wilbur Ross Is Expected to Be Easily Confirmed as Trump Trade Czar Monday

President Trump has designated Ross to lead the renegotiation of NAFTA with Mexico and Canada.
Wilbur Ross, a Billionaire Investor, Is Confirmed as Commerce Secretary

Wilbur Ross, a Billionaire Investor, Is Confirmed as Commerce Secretary

Wilbur L. Ross and Hilary Geary attended the Red Cross Ball this month at Mar-a-Lago, President Trump’s resort in Palm Beach, Fla.

Nearly 100 bureaucrats caught viewing ‘copious’ porn at work

"When I am working hard, I go to these images to take a mental break."